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Les quatre filles du révérend Latimer

Les quatre filles du révérend Latimer

Author: Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Archipel
ISBN: 2809817308
Pages: 462
Year: 2015-06-10
Australie, début du XXe siècle. Les sœurs Latimer sont au nombre de quatre : Edda et Grace, les aînées, sœurs jumelles nées de la première union de leur père, un pasteur dont l’épouse est morte en couches ; Heather et Kitty, des jumelles également, filles de l’ancienne gouvernante du presbytère qui a épousé le révérend en secondes noces. En 1925, les sœurs âgées de 18 et 19 ans fuient l’austérité du presbytère et l’autorité maternelle pour se former au métier d’infirmière dans l’hôpital de leur ville natale, en Nouvelle-Galles du Sud. Là, chacune pourra aussi laisser libre cours à ses aspirations personnelles, dont la recherche de l’amour. Mais la Grande Dépression n’est pas loin, qui pourrait balayer bien des rêves d’émancipation dans une société encore très patriarcale... Une grande fresque sentimentale qui s’attache à la destinée de quatre jeunes femmes énergiques et attachantes.
Bittersweet

Bittersweet

Author: Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476755450
Pages: 384
Year: 2014-08-19
Colleen McCullough’s new, romantic Australian novel about four unforgettable sisters taking their places in life during the tumultuous years after World War I is “just as epic as her ultra-romantic classic, The Thorn Birds” (Marie Claire). Because they are two sets of twins, the four Latimer sisters are as close as can be. Yet each of these vivacious young women has her own dream for herself: Edda wants to be a doctor, Grace wants to marry, Tufts wants never to marry, and Kitty wishes to be known for something other than her beauty. They are famous throughout New South Wales for their beauty, wit, and ambition, but as they step into womanhood at the beginning of the twentieth century, life holds limited prospects for them. Together they decide to enroll in a training program for nurses—a new option for women of their time. As the Latimer sisters become immersed in hospital life and the demands of their training, each must make weighty decisions about love, career, and what she values most. The results are sometimes happy, sometimes heartbreaking, but always…bittersweet. Set against the background of a young and largely untamed nation, “filled with humor, insight, and captivating historical detail, McCullough’s latest is a wise and warm tribute to family, female empowerment, and her native land” (People).
Bittersweet

Bittersweet

Author: Colleen McCullough
Publisher:
ISBN: 1781855889
Pages: 441
Year: 2014-02
From author of THE THORN BIRDS, one of the biggest-selling books of all time, comes this epic saga of love, betrayal and redemption in 1920s Australia. The four Latimer sisters are famous throughout New South Wales for their beauty, wit, ambition and sisterly love. They thought that would never change. But then they left home to train as nurses, swapping the feather beds of their father's townhouse for the spartan bunks of nursing accommodation. And now, as the Depression casts its shadow across Australia, they must confront their own secret desires as the world changes around them. Will the sisters find the independence they crave? Or is life - like love - always bittersweet?
Bittersweet

Bittersweet

Author: Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 1781855862
Pages: 368
Year: 2013-11-01
From author of THE THORN BIRDS, one of the biggest-selling books of all time, comes this epic saga of love, betrayal and redemption in 1920s Australia. The four Latimer sisters are famous throughout New South Wales for their beauty, wit, ambition and sisterly love. They thought that would never change. But then they left home to train as nurses, swapping the feather beds of their father's townhouse for the spartan bunks of nursing accommodation. And now, as the Depression casts its shadow across Australia, they must confront their own secret desires as the world changes around them. Will the sisters find the independence they crave? Or is life – like love – always bittersweet?
The Touch

The Touch

Author: Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743214684
Pages: 464
Year: 2003-11-25
Not since The Thorn Birds has Colleen McCullough written a novel of such broad appeal about a family and the Australian experience as The Touch. At its center is Alexander Kinross, remembered as a young man in his native Scotland only as a shiftless boilermaker's apprentice and a godless rebel. But when, years later, he writes from Australia to summon his bride, his Scottish relatives quickly realize that he has made a fortune in the gold fields and is now a man to be reckoned with. Arriving in Sydney after a difficult voyage, the sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Drummond meets her husband-to-be and discovers to her dismay that he frightens and repels her. Offered no choice, she marries him and is whisked at once across a wild, uninhabited countryside to Alexander's own town, named Kinross after himself. In the crags above it lies the world's richest gold mine. Isolated in Alexander's great house, with no company save Chinese servants, Elizabeth finds that the intimacies of marriage do not prompt her husband to enlighten her about his past life -- or even his present one. She has no idea that he still has a mistress, the sensual, tough, outspoken Ruby Costevan, whom Alexander has established in his town, nor that he has also made Ruby a partner in his company, rapidly expanding its interests far beyond gold. Ruby has a son, Lee, whose father is the head of the beleaguered Chinese community; the boy becomes dear to Alexander, who fosters his education as a gentleman. Captured by the very different natures of Elizabeth and Ruby, Alexander resolves to have both of them. Why should he not? He has the fabled "Midas Touch" -- a combination of curiosity, boldness and intelligence that he applies to every situation, and which fails him only when it comes to these two women. Although Ruby loves Alexander desperately, Elizabeth does not. Elizabeth bears him two daughters: the brilliant Nell, so much like her father; and the beautiful, haunting Anna, who is to present her father with a torment out of which for once he cannot buy his way. Thwarted in his desire for a son, Alexander turns to Ruby's boy as a possible heir to his empire, unaware that by keeping Lee with him, he is courting disaster. The stories of the lives of Alexander, Elizabeth and Ruby are intermingled with those of a rich cast of characters, and, after many twists and turns, come to a stunning and shocking climax. Like The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough's new novel is at once a love story and a family saga, replete with tragedy, pathos, history and passion. As few other novelists can, she conveys a sense of place: the desperate need of her characters, men and women, rootless in a strange land, to create new beginnings.
Sins of the Flesh

Sins of the Flesh

Author: Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476735360
Pages: 288
Year: 2013-11-12
This thrilling mystery in the “compelling, passionate, and gritty” (Daily Mail, UK) Captain Carmine Delmonico series finds Carmine swept up in the hunt for not one, but two depraved killers. It’s August 1969 in the sleepy college town of Holloman, Connecticut, and police Captain Carmine Delmonico is away on vacation. Back at home, first one, then two anonymous male corpses turn up, emaciated and emasculated. After connecting the victims to four other bodies, Sergeant Delia Carstairs and Lieutenant Abe Goldberg realize that Holloman has a psychopathic killer on the loose. Luckily, Carmine comes back early from vacation. Carmine’s team begins to circle a trio of eccentrics, who readily admit to knowing all the victims, but their stories keep changing. They share family ties, painful memories, and a dark past. When another vicious murder rocks the town, Carmine faces the revelation that two killers are at large—even as he barely escapes being next in the body count. Suddenly the summer isn’t so sleepy anymore. With Colleen McCullough’s trademark “mind-boggling, murderous plots” (Kirkus Reviews), Sins of the Flesh “will be welcomed by readers who just love that creepy feeling,” (Publishers Weekly).
The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet

The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet

Author: Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147676767X
Pages: 464
Year: 2013-12-03
Colleen McCullough's sparkling, romantic sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
Matilda's Last Waltz

Matilda's Last Waltz

Author: Tamara McKinley
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 1623655676
Pages: 448
Year: 2014-10-07
When tragedy strikes, Jenny craves a fresh start away from the memories of her past. So when she unexpectedly inherits a sheep station in the Australian Outback called Churinga, she welcomes the escape. But Churinga turns out to be a lonely place, where the weather is extreme and the neighbors hostile. As Jenny fights to take control of her new life, she discovers some surprising secrets about the station itself and its enigmatic previous owner--the mysterious Matilda--leading Jenny to wonder if inheriting the station has been a blessing or a curse.
Tim

Tim

Author: Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0380711966
Pages: 288
Year: 1990-11-01
A highly intelligent, lonely, middle-aged spinster finds pure and innocent love in the arms of a simple-minded, young laborer
Naked Cruelty

Naked Cruelty

Author: Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476767610
Pages: 352
Year: 2013-12-03
Now in paperback—the gripping follow-up to Too Many Murders, in which Colleen McCullough pits Captain Carmine Delmonico against a dangerous villain and a difficult case. Once again, Captain Carmine Delmonico and his trusted detectives must restore peace to their small university town. 1968 was that kind of year. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy were both assassinated, riots raged in Detroit, and Richard Nixon was elected president. Amidst the new era of paranoia, Capt. Carmine Delmonico faces new challenges. Sex and greed dominate two new murder cases. And tension strains Carmine’s ties to colleagues, Desdemona and his elder son. The result will astound and test Delmonico as never before. Since her success with The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough has proved whether she’s writing about a Roman emperor, Mr. Darcy, or an American detective, her fans know they can expect an entertaining page-turner and Naked Cruelty is no exception.
Ladies of Missalonghi

Ladies of Missalonghi

Author: Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0380704587
Pages: 192
Year: 1988-04-01
Sometimes fairy toles can come true-even for plain,shy spinsters like Missy Wright. Neither as pretty as cousin Alicianor as domineering as mother Drusilla, she seems doomed to aquiet life of near poverty at Missalonghi, her family's pitifullysmall homestead in Australia's Blue Mountains. But It's a brandnew century-the twentieth-a time for new thoughts and boldnew actions. And Missy Wright is about to set every self-righteous tongue in the town of Byron wagging. Because she hasjust set her sights on a mysterious, mistrusted and unsuspectingstranger ... who just might be Prince-Charming in disguise.
Indecent Obsession

Indecent Obsession

Author: Colleen McCullough
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0380603764
Pages: 279
Year: 1981
Nurse Honour Langtry is a precious reminder to her patients of life before the war, but all changes with the arrival of Michael Wilson, a damaged and decorated hero, a man of secrets and silent pain, whose tense and volatile passions lead to jealousy, violence, and tragedy. Reissue.
Ocean Child

Ocean Child

Author: Tamara McKinley
Publisher: Quercus
ISBN: 1623655668
Pages: 354
Year: 2014-10-07
Having disobeyed the wishes of her aristocratic family, Lulu Pearson, a young and talented Tasmanian sculptress, finds herself alone in London in the wake of the Great War. The future is looking bright until, on the eve of her first exhibition, Lulu learns she has inherited a racing colt called Ocean Child from a mysterious benefactor, and she must return to her homeland to claim him. Baffled by the news, Lulu boards a ship to Tasmania to uncover the truth behind the strange bequest, but it seems a welcome return is more than she can hope for. Unbeknownst to Lulu, more than a few fortunes ride on Ocean Child's success--it seems everyone from her estranged mother to the stable hands has a part to play, and an interest in keeping the family secrets buried.
The lady of the lake

The lady of the lake

Author: Sir Walter Scott
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 383
Year: 1844

Angel Puss

Angel Puss

Author: Colleen McCullough
Publisher:
ISBN: 0732281598
Pages: 363
Year: 2005
The bestselling author of The Thorn Birds moves to HarperCollins with a novel of laughter, passion and more than a little magic ...Sydney's Kings Cross, 1960: Harriet Purcell leaves her conventional, respectable Bronte home and respectable, passionless boyfriend and moves into a rooming house owned by Mrs Delvecchio Schwartz.There Harriet finds a life she relishes. Her world oscillates between two poles - the starchy hospital where she works as an X-ray technician, and the madcap nonconformity of Kings Cross.Landlady Mrs Delvecchio Schwartz makes an under-the-lap living from telling fortunes, and is mother to four-year-old Flo. Beautiful little Flo - the 'Angel Puss' of the title - is mute, and Harriet comes to love her as if Flo were her own.Awakened to pain and terror, the confusions of the heart and the preciousness of her new life, Harriet battles to retain her freedom and her integrity against overwhelming odds.Angel Puss is Colleen McCullough at her vintage best, writing of a world that has gone: its dynamism, laughter, and unbridled passions. Most of all, it is a tale of women's love for children, and what they are prepared to endure to protect and nurture a beloved child.